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DBFD’s Community Paramedicine Program Donates Wheelchair to Local Homeless Man

By SASHA STATON, Correspondent | April 12, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 041221105

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Daytona Beach Fire Department’s Community Paramedicine Officer, Travis Anderson, learned about a local homeless man who had been basically stranded in front of the post office for several days because his wheelchair was inoperable.

Through contacts, Anderson was able to find a local thrift store who was interested in donating one of their wheelchairs to the CPO program to provide to the man in need. After picking up the wheelchair and inspecting and cleaning it, Anderson went to the post office where he knew the man would be and surprised him with the new, working wheelchair.

The individual was brought to tears and beyond excited to receive this donation.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.